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  • Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History: 4 Volumes (Robertson)

Volume I  covers Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Railroads are listed alphabetically by state with detailed company descriptions including dates of operation, miles of track, maximum grade, gauge, rail weight, and the histories of thousands of locomotives. With maps and black and white photos. The book also has chapters discussing the development of West, including construction of forts and post offices, and notes on railroad construction in the area (locomotive census, major builders, mileage, fuel consumption, etc.). The information in the book was gleaned from federal and state government data, and newspapers of the period. 318 pages. 1986 Caxton Printing. HB. DW has small loss and rubbing, otherwise VG.

Volume 2 covers The Mountain States: Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming and details virtually every steam railroad that operated 10 miles or more of track as a common carrier. A huge amount of information with maps, photographs etc. 418pp. 1991 Taylor Publishing. HB, corner bumped. 2 pages have corner creasing. Otherwise VG. 

Volume 3 covers nearly 500 names in the two north Pacific coast states of Oregon and Washington. All known common carrier steam powered operations of ten or more miles are included, plus numerous logging companies, electric traction and diesel operations. The account covers their histories from inception until sale or abandonment - or until 1993 if still active. Railroad titles are full and exact. This book catalogs virtually every railroad that owned or operated ten or more miles of track as a common carrier in Oregon and Washington. Text, maps, charts, and historic photographs create an invaluable resource for railroad enthusiasts. Maps - 36 full page and 212 smaller - guide the reader to each operation, with a larger overview of the west coast from 1865-90. 338pp. 1995 Caxton Printing. HB in VG condition. 

Vol 4  includes 368 pages of maps, photographs and technical data on the history of railroading in California. There are detailed reports on dates of operation, mergers, miles of track, maximum grade, gauge and rail weight. It also includes the histories of thousands of locomotives. Dedicated entirely to California. Detailed company descriptions include dates of operation, miles of track, maximum grade, gauge, rail weight, and the histories of thousands of locomotives. The information in the book was gleaned from federal and state government data, and newspapers of the period. 354pp.  1998 Caxton Printing HB in Vg Condition.   

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Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History: 4 Volumes (Robertson)

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